|What is this doc?|
|This is a searchable database of Australian informal (ie not a registered organisation) mutual aid groups, organised by state.||It is an initiative of In Good Faith Foundation, which supports survivors of institutional abuse, and it is intended to allow all people to rapidly find local community mutual aid resources. It is also linked to http://www.helpfulneighbours.com.au/ .|
Go to the bottom and use the tabs to see each state. Scroll down to see each table of orgs.
There are safety instructions to read first, to make sure your mutual aid is done as safely as it can be!
Use this sheet to find your local group and help and/or get help from them. We're all in this together!
How can new groups be added to this doc? Can I share this doc?
If you'd like your group added, you can email email@example.com and we'll review the group to add it within a day!
You can share this database by copying and pasting this link: http://tiny.cc/9ibhlz
What else should I know about helping in my community right now, and places I can turn?
Copy and paste this link for a google doc guide to helping in your community right now: http://tiny.cc/z65glz
Brief safer helping guide to minimise infection spread:
1. DO NOT volunteer if you are sick, experiencing any symptoms, self-isolating due to known recent exposure, or anyone in your household is any of these things
2. Use soap-handwashing/thoroughly rubbed in hand sanitiser BEFORE, AFTER and BETWEEN all pickups and deliveries
3. DO NOT give lifts to vulnerable people or enter anyone's homes. Structure your volunteering for maximum physical distancing.
4. Leave all deliveries at the door. When calling is an option, call to tell people about the delivery.
5. No handshakes or hugs. You can still use words to share warmth and care :)
6. Keep a 6 foot distance between you and others at all times.
7. Tell people they need to sanitise their deliveries when they get them. If you have sanitising materials to share with deliveries, check if they are needed and then share them.
8. Regularly sanitise your phone, regular touch points on your vehicle like handles, bike bars and doors, and other things you touch often while doing pickups/deliveries.
Always give reminder instructions to helpers and folks who need help on avoiding infection via delivered items, at every stage of transport - do not presume everyone knows!
Ok, you're ready to find your group!
|Regions covered (list all)||Initiative type (eg food delivery, money, social support, all/mixed mutual aid)|
Target group (if specific - otherwise "all")
|Initiative name||Link or contact details|
|Melbourne - all Northside||All/mixed mutual aid||All||NorthSide Melbourne CoronaVirus Outreach|
|Melbourne - all Eastside||All/mixed mutual aid||All||Eastside Melbourne Coronavirus Outreach|
|Melbourne - all Southside||All/mixed mutual aid||All||Southside Melbourne Coronavirus Outreach||https://www.facebook.com/groups/486869402197064/|
|Melbourne - all Westside||All/mixed mutual aid||All||Westside Melbourne Coronavirus Outreach||https://www.facebook.com/groups/614273975816743/|
|Melbourne - unspecified||All/mixed mutual aid||All (LGBTQIA+ volunteer led)||COVID-19 Queer Aid Naarm / Melbourne||https://www.facebook.com/groups/162278224778441/|
|Melbourne - unspecified||All/mixed mutual aid||All||Love your neighbour Melbourne: COVID-19 inspired local connections||https://www.facebook.com/groups/lynmelbourne/?hc_location=ufi|
|Victoria - unspecified||Food - Grocery share/swap||All||Project share - open pantry grocery swap|
|Victoria - unspecified||All/mixed mutual aid||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander||Blackfullas COVID-19 Support and Assistance Victoria|
Victoria - Cranbourne, Frankston, Tooradin, Hampton Park, Lyndhurst, Lynbrook, Junction Village, Devon Meadows, Narre Warren, Berwick
Food delivery - 18 March 2020 to 1 April 2020, 6pm - 8pm daily, 7 days a week - orders placed by 12pm each day
|All||Sikh Volunteers Australia|
Call or text one of these two numbers: 0423 359 279 or 0401 509 236
|Victoria - all||All/mixed mutual aid||LGBTQIA+||Queer Community Mutual Aid Network Vic|
|Castlemaine - city and surrounds||All/mixed mutual aid||All||With LOVE, your neighbour Castlemaine&Surrounds (COVID19 - Locals connect)||https://www.facebook.com/groups/635480140576204/|
|Castlemaine||All/mixed mutual aid||All||West End Resilience||https://www.facebook.com/groups/1755902941210459//|
Melbourne - Essendon, Strathmore,Aberfeldie, Niddrie, Moonee Ponds, Ascot Vale, Airport West, Avondale and Keilor
|All/mixed mutual aid||All||Essendon Coronavirus Mutual Aid||https://www.facebook.com/groups/550949052208145/?ref=br_rs|
|Ballarat||All/mixed mutual aid||All||Ballarat COVID-19 Mutual Aid and Networking||https://www.facebook.com/groups/246479159824984/|
|Victoria - all||All/mixed mutual aid||Jewish||Jewish response | Coronavirus (VIC)||https://www.facebook.com/groups/215421613037244/|
|Melbourne - all||All/mixed mutual aid||All||CareMongering Melbourne||https://www.facebook.com/groups/209733673634831/|
Alpine region - including but not limited to Bright, Porepunkah, Wandiligong, Freeburgh, Smoko, Harrietville, Myrtleford, Ovens and Eurobin
All/mixed mutual aid - buddy up (partner high risk people w low risk for ongoing aid)
|All||Alpine Buddy Up||https://www.facebook.com/groups/230349221352628/|
|Warnambool - North West, including those who live, work, study etc in the area bounded by Laverock Rd to the west, Daltons Rd to the north, Hopetoun Rd to the east, and Raglan Pde in the south||All/mixed mutual aid||All||North West Warrnambool Mutual Aid||https://www.facebook.com/groups/778388405983925/|
|Melbourne - all||Item sharing and swap (with some mixed mutual aid activities)||All||Community Chest Melbourne - Covid19 Relief Group||https://www.facebook.com/groups/communitychestmelbourne/|
|Bendigo - all||Item sharing and swap||All||Grocery swap Covid19 crisis BENDIGO||https://www.facebook.com/groups/496335557938467/|
Melbourne - Footscray and surrounding Western suburbs
|All/mixed mutual aid||LGBTQIA+||Footsgays support||https://www.facebook.com/groups/586000435304208/|
|Melbourne - Redan Street, St Kilda (can extend across East St Kilda)||All/mixed mutual aid||All||RedaNeighboursMutualAid||Call 0432990750|
|Melbourne - Thornbury, Preston, Fitzroy North, Brunswick East, Alpington; more locations to come||Food delivery - pay what you feel||All||Lentil As Anything||Order by phone at 0406 101 181 or online at https://www.lentilasanything.com/order-online-links|
|Barwon South West - Surf Coast Shire, Torquay, Anglesea, Jan Juc||All/mixed mutual aid||All||Surf Coast COVID 19 Support||https://www.facebook.com/groups/234352924411727/|
|Melbourne - East Coburg||All/mixed mutual aid||All||East Coburg Community Care||https://www.facebook.com/groups/1959917370807180/|
|Olinda - Olinda-Monbulk Road||All/mixed mutual aid||All||Olinda-Monbulk Rd Neighbours||https://www.facebook.com/groups/OlindaMonbulk|
Macedon Ranges Shire - Lancefield and Romsey
All/mixed mutual aid plus long term community building and goods and favour exchanges
|All||Lancefield and Romsey Community Support||http://www.lancefield.org.au/lrcs/|
|Melbourne||All/mixed mutual aid||All||COVID-19 Melbourne (AU) Mutual Aid|
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